Keeping British trade relations in rude health despite Brexit

Enterprise Ireland offices in London and Manchester are working hard to bolster a strong and growing link with the British market, though interfering with the NI protocol could yet rock the boat

The EU has sought significantly to ensure cross-border trade with the UK for Ireland

Britain is Enterprise Ireland’s largest export market representing 29 per cent of total exports and valued at €7.5 billion in 2020, said Laura Brocklebank, a senior market adviser and head of the Enterprise Ireland Manchester office.

“The market has remained remarkably resilient given challenging conditions following Brexit and through a global pandemic,” she said.

“Common language, proximity, size, wealth, and overall familiarity means the UK will always remain core to the strategies of growth-orientated Irish ...